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FOX News
Sep 26, 2009 2:00pm EDT
by republican jim demint of south carolina to stop spending federal fund on the airports at pennsylvania congressman jack murtha built with more than 150 million dollars in federal subsidies and ear marks over the last 20 years. the airport has just three, count em, three daily commercial flights all to washington d.c. the federal subsidies average $100 for each of the fewer 30 passengers who use the airport each day. it would be cheaper for
FOX News
Sep 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
who voted down an amendment by jim demint in south carolina to stop spending federal funds on the airport that jack mir that y murtha bui federal sub citied des and ear marks over the last 20-years. the airport has three daily commercial flights all to washington, d.c. the federal sub citi subsidy are $
FOX News
Sep 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
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CNN
Sep 12, 2009 2:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Sep 14, 2009 10:00pm EDT
senator jim demint even addressed the crowd. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to waterloo. will we sink into the pit of high taxes, suffocating debt and socialism? >> no! >> my friends, i join you today not as a u.s. senator but as a fellow freedom loving american. i'm not here to speak to you but to stand with you. and to join my voice with yours. it is time that the president and the congress stop lecturing us and start listening to us. too many americans have fought and died for our freedom for us to give it away with apathy and silence. >> in a democracy, isn't that what election s are for? senator demint seems to think along the lines of a military coup. >> this is a critical battle for the heart and soul of america and for freedom, itself. freedom fighters are out numbered in congress but not across america. we are winning this fight and if you continue to stand up and speak out, we will save freedom in america. >> one man saving freedom is another man's fomenting of hatred. senator demint also claimed the attendees were a cross section of america. if by cross section he meant whi
MSNBC
Sep 16, 2009 6:42pm EDT
, he has the possibility to do that with these four bills. >> the guy, jim demint, from south carolina, waterloo, failure, all that stuff. now he's threatening other people in the republican caucus. don't go over there and do anything with this guy. >> ronald reagan once said it takes two to tango. this republican party, it don't want to dance. it wants to sit on its hands. the fundamental struggle, the health care debate is critical for our country. as you said about demint, they want to take down president obama and de-lidge mize him. that's what we're going to get to. that's what president carter was also talking about. they see the opportunity here to have the president fail and that's what this health care fight is largely about on the republican side. >> does president obama have it in his innards, he says he's a fighter, to move forward and say, okay, it's time to move on? we gave you a chance. when does that time come? >> now. now. it's a defining moment. it's a defining moment for president obama. for his presidency. for the future of reform. for the future of the democratic p
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2009 10:00pm EDT
argument. i don't remember jim demint saying when george w. bush was proposing to reform social security a few years ago that somehow he was putting the troops at risk in iraq because he was worried about some domestic issue. look, the republicans at this point are basically irrelevant in the process. i know that sounds like a harsh and definitive thing to say, but they've taken a hard right off the main highway of american politics, and the democrats don't need their votes. and whatever noise they make is ambient noise. it's not really relevant to how any of this shakes out. >> you have bizarre behavior that there may not be any memory of later, and demint is a great example of this. there's a harvard study that's come out that says 45,000 americans each year are dying because they don't have health insurance. that's one every 12 minutes, five per hour. does that not qualify, even giving demint the idea that this is a legitimate argument and not another strawman, but doesn't that sound like a stunning casualty list to compete with the worst conflict imaginable? why does jim demint hate
FOX News
Sep 15, 2009 1:00am EDT
there are several who have been true to their own values for a while. i think jim demint, sarah palin. but sarah palin is, i think, attractive to some tea party participants because the true tea party participants, the true 9-12 people, are the ones who say forget your party. take the been out of your own eye before you look at the splinters in others. and that is what sarah palin did and what so many tea party goers find attractive. she took on the republican party before she even thought about the democrats. she took them down and cleaned up the corruption. greta: coming up, more trouble for acorn. last week we saw them give business advice to a man posing as a pimp. today, new, explosive the video. -- explosive video. and we have been chasing the tea party express bus down the highway for 16 days as it rolled across the united states. ( conversation ) garth, you're up. hold on, i'm at capitalone.com picking a photo... for my credit card. here's one from my prom. oh, what memories. how 'bout one from our golf outing? ( shouting ) i know, maybe one of my first-born son. dad, mom says the boys g
FOX News
Sep 24, 2009 12:00am EDT
the delta smelt. senator jim demint yesterday proposed an amendment to get water to these forms but it didn't take long for california's diane feinstein to interfere. you won't believe what she said. take a look at this. >> water is a huge complicated and difficult issue. and no one, no one, cares more about it than i do. or has tried harder to sort out the problems. so in a way, this is kind of a pearl harbor on everything that we're trying to do which is to work together to put interior in the lead and not hand cutch interior. -- and not handcuff interior. that's why i objected to the amendment. sean: an amendment that would bring water to the struggling farmers is tantamount to pearl harbor? you may think this issue is too complicated for regular folks to understand but bringing water to the farmers seems like a very simple matter. there was an amendment proposed yesterday that would have gotten the job done and you votted against it. that doesn't seem too complicated to me. now, "hannity's america" continues in 90 short seconds and acorn is hiring and you won't believe the employment ad
FOX News
Sep 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
senators, including 51 democrats, who voted down an amendment by republican jim demint of south carolina to stop spending federal fund on the airports at pennsylvania congressman jack murtha built with more than 150 million dollars in federal subsidies and ear marks over the last 20 years. the airport has just three, count em, three daily commercial flights all to washington d.c. the federal subsidies average $100 for each of the fewer 30 passengers who use the airport each day. it would be cheaper for taxpayers to buy a train ticket for congressman murtha and every other washington bound passenger than to keep the airport open. proving that when it comes to spending, the only change in washington we've seen is the political party that's doing it. f the journal editorial's report, thanks for watching. we hope to see you right here next week. >> on fox news watch, our military chief in afghanistan needs more troops to finish the job. but the commander-in-chief may be balking. >> we're not going to make a decision about any further troop deployment. >> should the press press the issue? >>
FOX News
Sep 8, 2009 5:00pm EDT
big names on both sides of the aisle, senators lieberman, evan bayh and jim demint. beck! [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- glenn: welcome to the glenn beck program. tonight these are questions we will try to get an answer for. van jones has left the white house but why didn't the white house reject van jones, i mean, last spring? where was the mainstream media? i raised it earlier, where is the mainstream media? why are they making this story about me? i'm a minor player in this story. and, will van jones still work with the white house? i know there are a lot of lefties that are scramblingite now to bring him in. should he be a part of our national policy making team? i can't get answers. maybe you can. that's the white house phone number, 202-456-1414. call them, ask them, please, we would just like a few answers. these are dangerous people surrounding the president. if you believe this country is great but some people are trying to sink it, stand up and come follow me! hello, america. i had a long wee
FOX News
Sep 9, 2009 1:00am EDT
to dazzle them, he has to peel off the few republicans. republican senator jim demint joins us. he is the author of "saving america." i want to ask you. in "the wall street journal," they are going to have an op-ed, and we have it straight off of the press. there is no answer to the health-care issue from sarah palin. it looks like she is fighting back and still involved in politics. >> i am glad. it is an excellent article. it focuses on some of the issues that i have introduced as some others have introduced over the years to make the system or better, so i am glad to see her back in the fight. greta: one of the things she is hammering on is the point that she made earlier. she said it would give unelected officials life and death rationing power, a subject of much controversy. is that indeed true, that the house bill, it will really be rationing? life and death russia? >> somebody has to decide who gets what and when -- life and death rationing. someone at the high level has to decide what these plans cover, and you have got this huge group of people heading towards retirement.
FOX News
Sep 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. part of that is because he is getting pushback from a lot of democrats. in terms of what jim demint was saying, i don't think the reason we had the wall street crisis was because of the tax system. there was not enough financial regulations not just with wall street firms but fannie and freddie may. it is unclear whether the president really wants to fix that. >> what got us us away from the brink, we're not out of the woods, but we're off the precipice was the substitution of u.s. government debt for private debt which was lousy. that is essentially the whole story r in the end, people believed in the dollar and in the u.s. government's faith in credit and as it was substituted for bad debt, it stabilized the system. even though the government is beginning to wind down. even though credit is blowing a flowing and in part, the government is withdrawing the exquisite guarantees to the money market funs is going to expire. those are recollection police its guarantees. the p problem is that everybody interests are that the implicit guarantees are still in place. nobody will say it but
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2009 8:00pm EDT
is just plain demagoguery. i can feel sorry for people out in the crowd who didn't know any better but jim demint know better and so did some of the other people on that podium talking about that. >> these are some of the same folks during the bush administration told everyone on the left that they could love it or leave it. well, they don't seem to be packing up to go now. >> a lot of them are buying more bullets. there have been reports of ammunition shortages right after barack obama was elected. i shouldn't be smirking at this but it is just the kind of thing that is sad. but a lot of people have a lot of misjudgments about him, and the rest of the government here in washington. we do have a more polarized situation. it didn't start with obama. it has been going on at least since the willy horton campaign in 1988. and it hasn't turned around. and that's sad. we just have to weather this storm. >> over the weekend, this rally received far more coverage proportionally based on how many people showed up than did the anti-war protests in washington before the invasion of iraq where over a
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2009 9:00pm EDT
carolina in the health reform debate? that would be waterloo senator jim demint and "you lie" congressman joe wilson, both hellbent that we will have no health care reform. it's a one thing to be against health reform and it's another thing to be against health care reform when you have the most disastrous health care in the country. we were to be joined by proud south carolinian don fowler who was going to be joining us from columbia, south carolina. what else was in columbia, south carolina, tonight? really, really bad weather. houston thunderstorms, which interfered with our satellite feed and cost us the chance to hear from mr. fowler. what can you do? we apologize to mr. fowler and to you. we think it's a story worth talking about when we're hoping to do that just as soon as it stops raining in south carolina. we turn now to our unplanned media event correspondent kent jones. >> t is an inexact science. we prooued that this evening. sometimes things go wrong and sometimes things go terribly, terrib terribly, terribly rong. this is one of those. the filter between private thoughtings
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2009 11:00pm EDT
in the health reform debate? that would be waterloo senator jim demint and you lie congressman joe wilson. both of whom are hell bent for leather that we will have no health care reform. it is one thing to be against health reform and it is another thing to be against it when you have the disastrously bad health care of in the country. to talk about this, we were supposed to be joined by national committee chairman and proud south carolinian don fowler from south carolina. what else was in columbia, south carolina tonight? really, really bad weather. huge thunderstorm which interfered with our satellite feed and cost us the chance to hear from mr. fowler. what can you do? we apologize to him and to you. we think it is a story worth talking about and aware hoping to do so as soon as it stops raining in south carolina. we turn now to our unplanned media event correspondent, kent jones. >> tv is an inexact science. statements things go wrong and sometimes things go terribly, terribly, terribly wrong. >> okay. >> this is one of those. the filter between private thoughts and public declarations can
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2009 11:00pm EDT
, of course, senator waterloo jim demint, a man perhaps more than any other senator has staked his career on killing health reform. >> we must stop this government takeover of health care. friends, this is a critical battle for the heart and soul of america. and for freedom itself. >> and then there's this guy, south carolina's own personal metaphor for things are good just like they are. it's one thing to make the case against the country fixing something if in your state you're doing great on your own. but if your state is a disaster area on its own, it is quite another thing to throw yourself in the way of what you more than anyone need for help. joining us now is a proud south carolinian eugene robinson, columnist and associate editor for the "washington post" also an msnbc political analyst. thanks for being here. >> great to be here, rachel. >> is there a connection or a lack of a connection between south carolina's bad health care outcomes and how violently opposed south carolina's politicians are to health reform? >> it's -- it is, i think, you'd have to call it a lack of a connec
NBC
Sep 13, 2009 5:00am EDT
. >> jim demint was in the long parade of official speakers. >> we will take this country back in 2012. >> but the vast majority of the people were ordinary americans making a statement simply by attending. the sea of signs showed their grievances are many. >> the country is headed in the wrong direction big time. >> some blamed president obama. >> he's moving us in the wrong direction. >> the president was in minute my trying to sell his health care program and closed a bigger partisan divide. >> the time for gains has passed. now is the time for action. now is the time to deliver on health care for every american. >> using campaign style stops like this one, the president is hoping to build momentum from his prime time address to a joint session of congress. a grassroots conservatives are addressing congress and the nation, too. they are hoping to send their own message loud and clear. the tea party protesters say washington is their ultimate destination, but it is not the end of the road. in washington, i'm brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the time is 5:08. coming up, a wark warning
MSNBC
Sep 1, 2009 8:00pm EDT
're looking at. you're looking at a political strategy where before all they had was rush limbaugh and a jim demint and leslie -- or lindsey graham and maybe a few others. they're trying to find something with a little teeth that they can sink their teeth in, that they can get some leverage from. and this is going to be it. and as i said, this is not about national security. it's not about national interest. it's all about advancing the interest of the republican party. >> and this is a party that in power signed away control of u.s. troops to iraqi officials and a party that agreed to a time line for u.s. withdrawal and a party that let biden ladin get away and they're now calling for us to wave the white flag in afghanistan to use that frame from their own terminology, to cut and run, and yet there will be a simultaneous concurrent argument that the democrats are soft on national security? >> and that's -- that's the way politics seems to work in this town now. even over such critical issues as young men and young women dying for state purposes in iraq and afghanistan. >> lawrence wilkerso
MSNBC
Sep 9, 2009 10:00pm EDT
by the top republican in the house, minority leader john boehner. he will also be joined by senator jim demint of south carolina, who is most famous in the health care debate for urging conservatives to fight the president on health care reform not because we don't need reform, but because defeating reform would hurt the president politically. it would be, in mr. demint's words, a chance to break president obama. also participating in the group effort republican conservative response tomorrow is former ohio secretary of state ken blackwell, who's pushing the myth that health care reform will, quote, mandate taxpayer-funded abortions. mandated abortions. also, a representative from liberty council will be there. you may remember liberty council from this press release, which suggested that the president is out to mandate free sex change surgeries. and, of course, no anti-reform gop tag team would be complete without a renounced edge sithic their side, which is a man named wesley smith is being billed for tomorrow's event. he is among others, a hard-hitting anti-peta article titled -- yea
MSNBC
Sep 11, 2009 3:00pm EDT
carolina politics, governor sanford's admit aid fair, ensuing ethics investigation, senator jim demint publicly saying that killing health care reform would "break president obama and be his waterloo." now congressman joe wilson calls the president of the united states a liar during a joint session of congress. after delivering an apology prompted by party leaders, wilson wasted no time repeating the false claim about the health care bill covering illegal immigrants and look what he posted on his website in an effort to raise cash for his re-election campaign. >> i will not be muzzled. i will speak up and speak loudly against this risky plan. the supporters of the government takeover of health care and the liberals who want to give health care to illegals are using my opposition as an excuse to distract from the critical questions being raised about this poorly conceived plan. they want to silence anyone who speaks out against it. >> phillip rucker is is a national political reporter for the "washington post" who writes about this today. what is going on in south carolina? >> something
CNBC
Aug 31, 2009 8:00pm EDT
of this conversation got started when jim demint said this would be barack obama's waterloo and it would destroy him. you had seen republicans, this has been their rallying cry and i don't think the bulk of the gop wants reform. i think they've been about making steer heroes of people that show up with guns to presidential rallies. they've been about lauding people who make up blatant lies and distortions about this package. we're not having a conversation about the package on the table. we're having conversations about pills and scandals. this is not moving the ball forward. >> i think a guy like bob dole, who appears to be calling for a type of reform. some american colleagues who might be seduced by the kennedy stuff and want to move for a reform package, what you have to understand is this. what obama wants to do is weaken the health care system. once it starts falling apart, he wants to bring in the federal government for a complete takeover. say you do a partial thing where you require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. that would drive the smaller companies out. drive price
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2009 5:00pm EDT
jim demint from south carolina, tom price from georgia, pete sessions from texas, and john shady from arizona. there he is right there. the newest arrival. they will make some comments to you in order. so, john, you're first. >> well, pete, thank you. let me say thank you to the national center for policy analysis. let me also say thanks to salem broadcasting and the radio talk show host who encouraged 1.3 million americans to sign a petition to save their health care. on behalf of my colleagues we'll accept these petitions from the american people. and on august, the american people spoke loudly and clearly. they didn't want government messing with their health care. this was just another example of the voices that are being heard. i was in a tea party on saturday with 18,000 people about a mile from my home in west chester, ohio. and they made it very clear that they don't want the government involved in delivery of their health care. what they want is they want us to take the current system, which is the best system in the world, and they want us to work to make it better. and on b
MSNBC
Sep 10, 2009 9:00pm EDT
republican senator jim demint will be speaking. doesn't make sense anymore to talk about the relationship between the extreme fringe of the conservative movement and the modern republican party, because you can only discern a relationship between two things. if you can tell those two things apart. about half an hour ago, the top-ranking republican in the house of representatives, not some anonymous back-bencher nobody's ever heard of until he had a tantrum on television, the top-ranking republican in the house of representatives, the minority leader, john boehner, appeared on a webcast organized by the lobbying arm of the family research council. this is an anti-health care reform webcast. it features the top republican in the house of representatives and it is hosted bay group that describes health reform as, quote, obama's tax and death power grab which will, quote, produce a moral disaster and enable the washington liberals to use your taxes to turn their entire anti-life agenda from unrestricted abortion on demand to euthanasia into national health care policy. getting called a liar w
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
with the right-wing operatives who organize strache this. if you remember the famous jim demint comment about making health care obama's waterloo. everybody was upset saying they were going to break obama on this health care issue. what didn't really get important is the context which this statement was made. that was a conference call with two of the primary orchestraters of the town hall brawls and laying out a strategy for the end of august which was to delay health care and agitate and get people angry during august, itself, so people come back in september too afraid to vote against -- to vote for the obama health reform. >> tim, this clearly was the political strategy which doesn't parallel that of grassroots or people take it upon themselves to organize. there was a great deal of manipulation, a great deal of coaching going on here. of course, they played the fear card on them quite a bit. how much did that play into it? >> you have to go back to may to understand how the fear card came a about. frank lunts, the gop's foremost language operator, came up with it. they worked from the po
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2009 8:00pm EDT
people. a different lie that day from jim demint from north carolina saying to the crowd that "the new york times" just report thad 500 people showed up here. beginning back to the primary lie already in progress. boss limbaugh said the crowd was 2 million strong, citing a british tabloid that had reported no such thing. and lou dobbs on his radio said the number, quote, reached well over a million. let's bring in the washington editor of "the nation" chris hayes. chris, good evening. >> good evening, comrade. >> thank you. we're all white sox fans now. i knew there was an actual hypnosis in progress. the phony numbers on the protests, there were even postings by some blogs of a 10-year-old photo from a different rally that made the crowd seem bigger thachbs. is this all part of the war room like propaganda campaign that follows something like this especially if it does not mean expectations? >> well, look, this is an age-old dynamic, right, in which there is a big protest or rally and the organizers claim one figure and then the police and park service, whoever, claims another. and us
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
way in washington, d.c. conservative stars like mike huckabee, michele bachmann, and jim demint of south carolina are coming out to play to the base. it you're in the d.c. area and decide to head on over, here are some of the sessions that you could check out at the seminar. there's the true tolerance countering the homosexual agenda in public schools. or the new masculinity, where you can learn about how feminism has wrecked havoc on society. you can also have obamacare, rationing your life away, and, of course, let's not forget global warming hysteria, the new face of the pro-death agenda where you can find out how fighting global warming will lead to forced abortions. that's just a sample of the kind of talk going over there this weekend. let me bring in tony perkins, the president of family research council. the organization that's sponsoring the values voters summit. i have to hand it to you, tony, you've definitely got innovative titles for the seminar. >> and you have got some good graphics. they come together well. >> what's the mission? a lot of people say the conservat
ABC
Sep 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
. >> okay. yunji de nies reporting. >>> and joining us now from washington, senator jim demint, republican from south carolina. he's a vocal opponent of the president and health care reform plans. but he's also a speaker at the rally today in d.c. good morning, senator. thanks for joining us. >> good morning, kate. >> the organizers say they're expecting thousands, as yunji just said. this coming after the emotional town hall meetings in august. what is driving all of this sentiment? what's bringing people out early on a saturday morning, do you think? >> the interesting thing, kate, this is not a republican gathering. a lot of them in town. they came to see me yesterday. democrats, independents. they're people who have never been involved in politics. there's increasing concern in america about where we're headed. all the spending. all the debt. the talk of new taxes. the government takeovers. people are just alarmed. and they're coming to appeal to their government, here in washington. and i think that's a good thing. >> the other night, as you know, your colleague from south carolina, r
CNN
Sep 11, 2009 4:00pm EDT
bachmann and senator jim demint of south carolina, i might add. this is sort of in the middle of the republican party, the governor of texas wanted to talk about invoking secession. the truth of the matter is this is a party dominated by its talk radio base, and these very pleasing to the rush limbaughs of the world. this is old music to rush's ears, secession talk and not following the laws of the united states and we just have to deal with and understand that this is the republican party as it is today. as i said last night to get angry at that is like to get angry at air. it's just there, and congressman wilson's affiliation with the neo-confederate groups are probably somewhere in the mainstream of the republican party. >> address the substance. does tim pawlenty have a point? >> i think if he does it's arcane and i think it's premature. you know, we don't have a law passed yet so it's a little early to be determining whether or not the tenth amendment would apply. although i think states' rights are important, and i think many americans do. politically what matters is tha
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
back. guest: senator jim demint of south carolina had a proposal a few years ago to take the money that was ostensibly there in the trust fund, and give it to people as individual accounts to supplement their social security. they would own that account. if you die, you cannot give your social to security benefits to anybody. so you would have this social security, your own individual account, and you could draw on that, but it would be your ownership. unfortunately, the senate turned that down under president bush. in the end, we have to look at different plants. 30 nations around the world have gone to private plan to supplement their accounts. the stock market has had its ups and downs, but over time it grows 5%, 7% a year almost without fail. we may have to look at something like that to supplement social security because otherwise people will continue to be squeezed and seniors cannot live on the benefits that government provides them. host: you have written about the community organization group acorn. the senate move to block giving grants to acorn. tell us about your take a
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2009 7:00am EDT
on the independent line. caller: i am a resident of south carolina and i agree with jim demint. if we can beat obama over his health care plan, we can destroy his presidency and when the next presidency. -- win the next presidency. host: does it come down to that? guest: i think it would be a big defeat if he lost, but president clinton covered -- recovered and won re-election. i think president obama could do that. we should not underestimate the powers of the presidency, but he has to be moving in the right direction. host: dover, new york. david on the independent line. caller: i think a big part of the problem is a huge amount of disinformation that is being strewn about about this health care plan. from watching the news media beat this plan up with totally fabricated stuff, i think people should instead find out what it is all about. thank you. host: i want to read the editorial page of "usa today" talking about the stimulus affect on the economy. the editors write -- that said, i wanted your thoughts on the stimulus package, especially what it did for the economy. guest: when you have all lot
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2009 8:00pm EDT
the petition, and that's the biggest group that there is. senator jim demint from north carolina. representive tom price from georgia. representative pete sessions from texas. john shay. there he is right there. the newest arrival. so they will make some comments to you in order. so john. i was at a tea party on saturday with 18,000. on behalf of all of us, i want to say to the 1.3 million people that signed these petitions, we will not let you down. [applause] >> let me introduce the house whip eric cantor. i would like to present the largest petition drive ever. i am told we are over 1.3 million individuals and counting. that's extraordinary. that is democracy at work. that will allow us to stand up and propose that we give the american people some graurnts. -- some guarantees. that we will bring along our colleagues, and the majority of our colleagues in the houps -- house of representatives to insist that we will not see a government option. that we will not see a government trigger. that we will not see a government replacement of the health care system in this country. [applause] >> this
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2009 11:00pm EDT
pence, chairman of the house republican congress, senator jim demint from south carolina, tom price from georgia, pete sessions from texas, and john shady from arizona. there he is right there. the newest arrival. they will make some comments to you in order. so, john, you're first. >> well, pete, thank you. let me say thank you to the national center for policy analysis. let me also say thanks to salem broadcasting and the radio talk show host who encouraged 1.3 million americans to sign a petition to save their health care. on behalf of my colleagues we'll accept these petitions from the american people. and on august, the american people spoke loudly and clearly. they didn't want government messing with their health care. this was just another example of the voices that are being heard. i was in a tea party on saturday with 18,000 people about a mile from my home in west chester, ohio. and they made it very clear that they don't want the government involved in delivery of their health care. what they want is they want us to take the current system, which is the best system in the worl
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2009 2:00am EDT
in this congress, whether it's jim demint or tom coburn or tom prices, every single one of those bills covers preexisting conditions and ensures that those people can get health care at the cost of everyone who doesn't have a pre-existing condition. and everyone of those bills, go get them, go read them, covers every single american, every single uninsured american. and you know what we do? we don't put them in a government program, we give them choice. the same choice we want for our health care. it's now my privilege to introduce a leader on health care, and a leader of conservatives in the house, dr. tom price of georgia. >> thank you so much, i'm so pleased to join my colleagues and friends around the nation to accept the 1.3 million signatures on these petitions to talk about one of the most important issues facing americans today, and that is whether or not the government will be making health care decisions. and as a physician, i know that when i would treat my patients that one of the things that would make them the most angry is when they understood that it was either the government
ABC
Sep 18, 2009 7:00am EDT
. it was an amendment offered by republican jim demint, that would have ended the $1.4 million in annual subsidies that that airport gets for its flights to washington, d.c. but the amendment, diane and robin, was rejected by a vote. so, thanks to your tax dollars, the murtha airport lives on. >> a lonely trip out there, jon. all those airports. it really is eye-opening. thank you so much. >>> and coming up, did kidnapping suspect, phil garrido, abduct another little girl more than 20 years ago? her best friend who saw it all, joins us live, in an "gma" exclusive. >>> and she predicted the current recession and says here headed for another collapse. one of wall street's most influential analysts will join one of wall street's most influential analysts will join us live. but 5 minutes ago i took symbicort and symbicort is already helping significantly improve my lung function. so today, i've noticed a significant difference in my breathing. and i'm doing more of what i want to do. so we're clear, it doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. my doctor said symbicort is for copd, includin
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Sep 12, 2009 10:00am EDT
expected speakers include former g.o.p. house majority leader dick armie, south carolina leader jim demint, steven baldwin and republican house leaders like mike pence and tom price as well as if author and motivational speaker mason we've. this is organized by freedom works foundation and a coalition of other groups including the national taxpayer union and the tea party patriots. watching live coverage. >> we need to speak out and start taking some action and letic the people of this congress know we're serious about what we're talking about. >> troubled asset relief program. >> october 3rd, 2008, tarp-i opens up pandora's box to open up a glut of money to stabilize the banking industry. may, 2009, the effort fails. government grows as many banks are taken over by force. february, president obama signs one of the largest spending bills in world history, a stimulus commiting generations yet unborn to a staggering debt obligation. by july, unemployment reaches new highs. consumer confidence is low and a country's economy stands on a knife's edge. june, taxpayer money bails out aut motive m
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